Ulrike Seminati, Communication and Leadership Expert, Founder & CEO
As a coach & consultant, author, and long-time executive, Ulrike combines some of the most advanced self-development techniques with her vast experience as a corporate communications executive to provide leaders and organizations with tools that help them grow and reach their most ambitious goals.
Based in Zurich, Switzerland, Ulrike is the Founder and CEO of Empowerel GmbH. She holds an MA in Marketing Management from Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg, France, is a CCA-certified coach, is a member of the International Association of Coaching Institutes (ICI), and is the founder and host of the podcast Empowering Female Leaders.
Key takeaways from this episode:
- Understanding your "inner brakes" is essential to overcoming them.
- Authenticity requires embracing different facets of oneself and adapting communication styles to match others.
- Practical wisdom, such as project management, can help navigate complex change step by step.
[6:26] Step-by-step approach to being yourself
[12:42] Helping people navigate change: Approaches vary
[17:36] Balancing task and people orientation in communication
[20:35] Harmonizers fear job loss, worry excessively
[31:58] Fear of standing out hinders self-expression
[34:14] Replacing old stories with new ones